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for joining us at noon. i'm andrea roane. the obama administration is reporting a dramatic improvement in the healthcare website. as tara mergener reports, there are still plenty of challenges ahead. >> reporter: the frantic work to fix the government's healthcare website is starting to pay off. president obama's technology troubleshooters say can now handle 50,000 users at that time a time, or up to 800,000 each day. advisor jeffrey zion said the site now works most of the time for most users. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes, and hardware upgrades. and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity, with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: the department of health and human services said system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and responses have declined from 8 minutes to less than one. the obama administration had promised the fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely, because the success or failure of healthcare reform is expected to be a critical factor in next year's midterm elections. already th
, the crisis of credibility for the obama administration and brad thor joins us in a budget deal still on capitol hill as the clock ticks down. the "a-team" on the political prospect in the book that the atf didn't want you to see and that attorney general eric holder insisted that you not. we will be joined by john dobson and his new book much more straight ahead. the chinese aircraft carrier is on its way to the south china sea and afghanistan signed an agreement of cooperation with iran, but not with the united states. general tom mcinerney joins us next to a possessed the success or failure of the obama foreign policy. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. mm. mm-hmm. [ enne revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offers end december 31s
from the obama administration which turned to paper as an alternative to the glitch-plagued exchange website in the early days of the botched rollout. we are learning as work continues to fix health, some people who think they are signing up for insurance find out in the end they may not be covered. certainly not by january 1st. elizabeth pran with more from washington. >> the administration admits that iradditional fears not just with customers signing up, but those who think they already signed up. the glitch pertaining to electronic files sent from health to insurance companies, 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1-10 forms are showing errors such as misspellings, missing entries or duplicate entry. the companies can't complete the transaction if these flags are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they are making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled, in fact and addressing the challenges that were keen in the beginning of this process on the back end, the 834 form. >> republican law makers vow t
lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j. attorney and media contributor, jay christian adams. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> you've got to admit, i know you're on the other side, but the obama administration are brilliant in getting around the rules. >> yeah, they know how to use power. if you don't like a certain law, bring in people who don't like it either. this administration is not well-known for faithfully executing the law. what they have done dhs is brought in a swarm of new young lawyers, permanent civil service lawyers who have a long history at open borders groups, at pro-amnesty groups, at helping foreigners stay in the united states. now that they're at dhs, they can impose these ideas, these ideologies, these policies regardless of what congress does or does not do. >> we've got some of the details. you had written a column on this and you deta
at the white house. the obama administration is giving staff photographs access to the president that media organizations should have too. good morning from washington. details coming up on preparations for the massive memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the t
up to 50,000 people at the same time. the obama administration also says the site is stable more than 90% of the time. however, according to providers, is far from perfect. the "new york times" reporting insurance companies are still not receiving all the information about the individuals who signed up for coverage through the exchanges creating a logistical nightmare for insurers. former adviser to president obama insists obama care will be viewed as a success even if it doesn't happen until after the president is out of office. >> this program was designed to be implemented by the states and in most of the states that's running their exchanges it's going quite well. you talk about medicaid extension. it's a fact and it may take 2017 when this president leaves office you'll see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges and expanding medicaid. let's fast forward to the state of the union, months afterwards. economy continuing to strengthen. i think the president's numbers will recover and people's confidence will recover. >> then, of course, chuck
obama a administration official called a plutonium bomb factory. united states and other countries are relieving sanctions and freeing up anywhere from $7 billion to as much as $20 billion in financial ofets as well as exports petrochemicals, auto industry parts, and other things. it is not clear the sort of concession we got from iran is worth that money yet. this is why you're seeing senators like robert menendez and mark kirk from illinois move potentially as early as next week to try to table sanctions that iflegislation there is no real movement on the program in terms of really constraining it, sanctions may kick in. >> do you think the senate leadership will bring those? the reason menendez and kirk and other members -- particularly those two members -- are negotiating is because they're coming up with an approach amid this geneva plan that is workable and is not completely undercut it that creates the right pressure for iran to really negotiate in good faith toward any final agreement. it is not clear when the start date is. it was introduced in late november. the united st
. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while p
as the law for the poor and the democrats let the obama administration get away from turning their backs against all bigwigs. nobody went to jail. you go to congress. you american patriots. ef you are poor, you don't hav a leg to stand on. the democrats don't hold their own people accountable. maybe you should get rahm emanuel back and ask him who is retarded now? leckie said to obama supporters nothingwere working for to boost obama. caller.mocratic caller: good morning, america. morning, c-span. somebody is going to get fired because of this website failure. fired, person gets lawmakers have to make sure that fired and theys don't collect any pension from the government, no free health nothing -- they are supposed to roll into the affordable care act. when you fire somebody, make suck on theey don't taxpayer funds ever again as long as they live. if you want to fire somebody. ray in south dartmouth massachusetts. i think somebody should get fired. obvious.tty i saw a thing were some kids m.i.t. did a thing in 24 and had all kinds of things strained out. don't havew why they the america
. good morning. last week, as middle-class families prepared for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of obamacare, just like in the right before independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problem's on the back end of the website that delivers information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. to administration has tried hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless, prior to the website launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans would now lose access to the doctors, pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals they choose. at this point, one has to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to
. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a different position in terms of civilian airliners going over that. the problem with the air defense zone that china has asserted is it goes far beyond the normal practice. normally when a civilian airliner goes over in the air defense identification zone, they'll have to collaborate with , in this case, china, if they are in the sovereign territory. if you are landing, china says you have to come through. i personally agree with japan and the republic of korea that china needs to roll back the air defense identification zone over the east china sea. host: how would you grade or rate secretary kerry on how he is administering it? guest: a couple of caveats -- i'm always uncomfortable with grades. they can be kind of flippant. any tech -- any secretary of state, republican and democrat, will enjoy successes and failures. if i have to grade him, i will do it two ways. first, secretary kerry's performance, putting aside the prudence of policies that the president has asked him to push forward, i th
are legislati options that would explicitly rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hill that the party is debating how best to show disapproval for the iran agreement struck shortly after congress left for the thanksgiving recess. this is the new plan. republicans are going to try to make president obama look terrible for negotiating that new agreement over iran's nuclear program and in the process of making him look terrible they, of course, will show the country that they, themselves, republicans are much better on the issue. they are much more trustworthy, much more sober, much more sane when it comes to dealing with complicated and sensitive issues like iran and nuclear weapons in the middle east. republicans want to show off how much americans should prefer their republican approach when it comes to iran. as part of that new political offensive, behold duncan hunter on c-span. >> i think a ground war in iran with american boots on the ground would be a horrible thing and i think people like to toss around the fact that
commitment has never been stronger. >>> obama care can't succeed without them, and that's why president obama is hosting a youth summit this afternoon. the administration says is vastly improved, now working more than 90% of the time and able to support at least 800,000 users per day. on monday, as we've been reporting, the site had a million visitors. but even with these improvements, what are the chances the administration reaches its goal of seven million americans enrolled by the end of march? take a look at the math. in october, 27,000 americans signed up on the federal exchange. in the month of november, 100,000 people. even if, let's say, they quadruple november's numbers in december, that's another 400,000 enrollments. so under that scenario, less than a million people will have enrolled in the first three months, leaving only three months left to get to the goal of seven million. i want to bring in "washington post" columnist and msnbc policy annual list ezra klein from whom we steal these kinds of numbers. ezra, good morning. >> good morning. >> what are the chances r
're having this huge argument right now. and i think partly because the obama administration about whether the profit incentive is even relevant in today's world. >> i think that's a fair point. i think it's a very important argument to have. by the way, higher education, the for profit guys are the ones paying taxes, both property and income taxes, whereas the not for property guys are the ones receiving subsidies. as far as i'm concerned, money is money. the only difference in private and public money is ideological. you draw a line between the two. public money becomes purer -- >> but it's worth ten cents on the dollar. >> i don't disagree with you. >> you're one of the old democrats. you're looking around saying what am i. >> i don't -- by the way, it's sort of what we were talking about earlier with iran. i don't think it's a question of choosing one or the other. i think you need to have a healthy balance of both. but if you start off with a regulatory bias against the for profit sector. >> you do. >> i understand, i don't disagree. >> i'm appealing to you, stand up and be -- >> i'm
? so often he's seen as the most effective person for the obama administration but may be able to push the traffic to the website. >> tamron, he's going to be the primary salesman, may not be the chief person every day between now and december 23rd but the white house is putting him out today. we're going to see him on thursday with chris matthews in an interview he'll have with hard ball and touting individual components of the health care law. for those covering us, a lot of this isn't anything new, but they'll be listing and trying to move beyond and turning the page for the website. he'll talk about from now on insurers cannot deny people with preexisting. he'll be talking about there's a cap on out-of-pocket expenses and whole host of other protections in the law that weren't in -- weren't part of the health insurance equation before the law passed. it's going to be getting down to the basics and something they weren't able to do because the website wasn't working for two months. >> they know now with the president coming out today and other events planned nationally, you're going
. >>> other headlines. eight major tech companies are urging the obama administration to set surveillance. in a letter signed by apple and google and microsoft and others the companies say the government needs to better balance security needs and privacy concerns. and they want the u.s. to adopt reforms, including clear limits on spying. >>> the senate is back in session today for the first time since the democrats went nuclear blowing up the rules over filibusters. on a defense spending bill before the holiday break in two weeks, it is not clear if republicans might turn to other procedural moves to try to slow down the democrats and getting some of the stuff through. >>> in the meantime, we could see a federal budget before the week is out. house and senate negotiators are set to close a budget deal the first in two years. . "the washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end
far more amenable to good economic policies than obama and his administration has been. i mean, you could get another clinton-like democrat in there or you could get a reagan republican in there. and you would have a boom that you couldn't imagine how wonderful it's going to be. and that's why i'm really bullish about the stock market. i think the stock market looks at what will be, stuart, not what has been. and when you look to the future, i am very optimistic about change in america. i mean, just look at what's happened with obamacare. i mean, who-- you know it has to collapse, you know it's just built on unsound theory and unsound data, but seeing is actually collapsing before our very eyes is very, very fulfilling and not in the sense that we want it to collapse, but that we know the silly give away themes don't work. stuart: we hear you, i think you're putting a smile on a lot of our viewers' faces. >> thank you very much. stuart: i'm going to break away for a second and get back to obamacare in a moment. >> okay. stuart: google, it says that uggs were the most searched for fa
the administration is working hard to fix and now somewhat ironically, president obama is urging young americans to work hard and become programmers. >> no one's born a computer scientist but with a little hard work and some math and science, just about anyone can become one. this week is your chance to give it a shot, and don't let anyone tell you can't. jon: white house says they are making progress with they're just not there yet. jenna. jenna: more on this as we get it. peter, thank you. jon: there is growing outcry over what many see as an unintended side-effect of obamacare. to try to contain costs many of the new insurance plans are severely limiting access to some of the nation's top hospitals including two world-renowned cancer centers. joining us for more on all of this, bob cusack, managing editor for "the hill." we'll get to the hospital access question in just a second, bob but what do you think, first of all, of the newly-redesigned obamacare website? >> i think the story is shifting a little bit from the website problems because it is still getting better
and individuals across missouri to attend these hearings and oppose the obama administration's changes to our riverways. let me reiterate that i have said to the secretary of interior, sally jewell, and the director of the national park service, jonathan jarvis, that we oppose the oppose this by limiting the public use of waterways. this will keep my constituents from enjoying the riverways that belong to them. mr. speaker, i urge my constituents to attend public meetings in salem and even kirkwood to show opposition to obama administration's park service' attempts to restrict ur access to our rivers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. green: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to thank congressman christopher smith for leading a codel to the philippines. i, along with congressman trent franks were members of the codel, and i want people to kn
the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand you guys
trial. >>> welcome back. is the obama administration hiding something about obamacare? >> young healthy people are going to pay more than they currently do in order to subsidize the extra benefits for older, sicker people. isn't that income redistribution? >> you're saying that some people may have to pay a little bit more. and the idea of the affordable care act is that they have a much better health care plan. because the challenge we have in this whole tkurbs >> it sound like you're saying yes. >> the challenge we have in this system. >> it sounds like you're saying younger, healthier people are going to pay more to subsidize older, sicker people. >> i'm not saying more. it depends. >> the president should put it out there like that and it does seem to be the case. why doesn't the white house want you to see obamacare for what it has become. and that is income redistribution. stuart varney from varney and company is here. this gets more preserving now because it is here. >> obamacare fits the patent of the obama administration. it is one giant redistribution scheme. in this case it's
is there and works very closely with the obama administration and there is no political litmus test on foreign policy and economics free market. but on social issues, we are quite diverse and there were many obama voters the reason for selection. >> host: cheryl is in texas. please go ahead with your question. >> caller: yes, i am a high school engineering teacher and i find most girls don't necessarily want to take my class. his pay and quality the reason we are pushing girls and two boys traditional occupations? and if we increase the pay, would that solve the problem? >> host: can you tell us about your experience as an engineer and an engineering teacher? >> caller: yes, i was an engineer for it 12 years and i wanted to be on their schedule and wanted to be on their schedule and have summers off and then i got involved with a math program in the state of texas put engineering into the high school and so i was recruited into that field as well. and teaching mostly engineering now. a lot of hands-on projects that traditional math and science teachers don't have time to do. but i do feel this pressu
so far in the overall foreign policy challenges that the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity talking about financial disclosure requirements for state supreme court judges. then, a discussion about genetically modified foods with new york university professor mary ann nestle. it will also look for your reaction, as always, by phone, e-mail, and twitter. live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, rem
companies are urging the obama administration to set limits on government surveillance. in a letter signed by apple, google, microsoft and others, the companies say the government needs to better balance security deeds and privacy concerns. they want the u.s. to adopt reforms including clear limits on spying. >>> calls for cameras on trains nationwide to be pointed at engineers and the tracks, a week after the metro north train derailment that killed four people in new york. crews installed new protections at the curve where the train left the tracks. the new system will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and will automatically apply the emergency brake if the speed is not lowered. >>> carrie underwood sounding off on critics. the country star took to twitter calling out people who slammed her live television performance of "the sound of music." the actress received some backlash online for her portr portrayal of maria von trapp of what they cited her acting experience. she tweeted "plain and simple: mean people need jesus. they will be in my players tonight" and a scripture, t
allies question whether the obama administration is willing to even use all the military hardware that it has parked in iran's backyard. for "cbs this morning saturday" margaret brennan, ba han. >>> contaminated tap water at a marine base is linked to birth defects and childhood cancers. the centers for disease control studied children born at camp lejeune between 1968 and 1985. that study found that babies were four high times higher to have birth defects. wells at the base were closed in 1985. >>> the latest check of the website shows 3.7 million people visited the site this past week. a spokeswoman says the number of duplicated or incorrect forms sent from the site to insurance companies has dropped to 10%. it had been at 25%. consumers are being advised to double-check online interactions with their insurance companies. a spanish-language version is expected to go live today. >>> waulgt ended with big gains, the strongest jobs report in five years. employers added 203,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to 7% nationwide. so what
the administration's handling of the rollout. one attack called the landrieu barack obama's rubber stamp. how big a problem is the affordable care act going to be for these democrats. >> well, if the election were this year it would be a big problem but luckily it's next year. this year it's a political problem. next year it's a consume issue. it's like the medicaid part d rollout. when it rolled out, it was a huge problem and then a year later people were using the benefits, using the products and they liked it. this time next year this isn't going to be perhaps a winning issue for democrats but it's not going to be the silver bullet that republicans think it is. >> danny, let's not pretend that attack ads are anything new, but it does seem that the quantity of them, how early they start before an election has changed dramatically. part of it is super pacs, part of it is just the general mood that's out there in washington. so is this a problem not just obviously for the people who are trying to run for office to win re-election, but for getting people to actually run? >> well, it's that and the
in the obama administration. all of you, the president named, we are grateful to you. i think -- i think the president for convening this remarkable group of leaders and activists on this challenging, monumental issue. the president's commitment and his follow through and his fundamental belief in the possibility of an aids free generation -- and the hard work of so many of you, have all combined to put that extraordinary goal with in our grasp. amazing as that may seem. i want to thank my colleagues, secretary kathleen sebelius for her tremendous leadership. also, hours distinguished leader of a id who is on the lines to make sure that this gets implemented. and to all of you, who are so critical to bring us to where we are. i would like to remark that hiv is a work of hhs -- it has set the gold standard for the world. i am very proud of it. also, deborah and julia from the state department are here. they are leading our efforts to implement the blueprint and writing a brand-new chapter in the president's fight against aids. i also want to say a special thank you to bill gates. bill and
-- a couple of look at your tweets this morning. president obama did an interview with msnbc last week, talking about the administration's efforts when it comes to nsa spying. let's take a look at what he had to say. [video clip] goode nsa has done a very job about not engaging in domestic surveillance. outside of our borders the nsa is more aggressive. it is not constrained by laws. posing some self- restraint on the nsa. to initiate some reports that can give people more confidence. with does president obama chris matthews at the american university. of wwe are at let's read some comments -- you can join the conversation by calling in this morning. the numbers are -- another big story making the news this morning in "the washington post," -- lori montgomery reports -- joining us to talk about some of these issues on capitol hill is the news editor at "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. "the washington post" stated, we are expecting a budget deal to come out this week. what is it going to look like? guest: it
in the united states in the 1980s a. young student in los angeles asked his school's administration to stop investing in south african companies. >> that student's name was barak obama. free mandela became a popular rallying cry. not everyone in america was on board with freeing mandela and fighting the apartheid regime a. bill was introduced in congress. the anti-apartheid act of 19 necks would require the complete withdrawal. nelson mandela had been in prison for nearly a quarter century, for 24 hour years. apartheid had been the law of the land in south africa for 40 years and the bill did pass the house. it did pass the senate and then the president of the united states wouldn't put his signature on it. ronald reagan retoed the south african sanctions bill. >> night after night, week after week, television has brought us reports of violence by south african security forces bringing injury and death to peaceful demonstrators and innocent bystanders, more recently, we read of violent attacks by plaques against blacks. then there is the cal can ycula terror the mining of roads, bombings of
to do more. wrote a letter to obama pleading for assistance and asking not to be abandoned by the government that he served. that same day secretary kerry at a press conference at nato headquarters defended the administration's efforts in the gross case. >> in the case of mr. gross, we've had any number of initiatives and outreaches over the last several years. we are currently engaged in some discussions regarding that which i'm not at liberty to go into in any kind of detail. we will do everything we can and continue to but these things are often best resolved in quiet diplomacy under the radar screen, behind the scenes and that is exactly what we have been pursuing. >> tell that to allen gross and his family. joining me is his wife, greater supporter and advocate, his wife judy. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> when did you last speak to your husband? >> last friday. >> how did he sound? >> he's actually excited about the vigil we just had and feeling some hope for that. prior to that he's been feeling hopeless and much more depressed but this got him
a front row seat with "the cycle." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency.
to come in are ron mcclain, someone not the inside of president obama's ener circle, someone who had worked at the white house for joe biden in the early part of the administration. already people are talking about the possibility that he will come back for the second half of the second term. i think jim vander high is right. a massive shakeup, the president is not going to do that. if he did, it would be a massive merge you are from all precedents. >> john, some presidents, some political candidates have the ability to do this. >> now it's ari. >> this is really bad timing. >> put him on speaker. let's see what he says. get the second delay ready. >> do you realize it's 4:00 a.m. in l.a.? >> it's 4:00 a.m. in laechlt. your brother is here, by the way, he says you just don't call. you don't write. okay. your brother loves you. all right, we're hanging up now. talk to you soon. mika will call you. boy. >> he was very ensulled that you said that he doesn't call you and you know what, he should be because he calls you all the time. >> no. no. >> he calls you up. he says, i will renegoti
obama turns his attention abroad. at the forum on middle east policy in washington, d.c. the president outlined the administration's plan to curb iran's nuclear program. he just wrapped up his comments a few minutes ago. >> ultimately my goal as president of the united states, something that i've said publicly and privately and shared everywhere i've gone, is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. but what i've also said is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon is for a comprehensive, verifiable diplomatic resolution. if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. >> we get more now from nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, this interim deal with iran really seemed to dominate the conversation today. what stood out to you? >> reporter: well, craig, i thought one of the most interesting moments this afternoon was when mr. sabon asked president obama why is this nuclear
, the mainstream media has been pretty tough on jay carney and this administration because, look, you can't avoid it. the fact is that the rollout of obama care has been a mess. the website was a disaster when it first came out. the promise, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan was clearly broken. and, you know, it's just too impossible to ignore. so, as i say, i think that horse is already out of the barn. >> so how are congressional democrats feeling this morning? are they still feeling kind of panicky as they have been the last couple of months about obama care? do they think things are getting better? >> well, clearly they are getting better. better is a relative word. the website is working a lot better in december than it was in october or november. i can't imagine that they're filled with great confidence about it, tuck er. on the other hand, all of these people in the senate were passed by a single vote. each one of those democrats up for re-election last year was a key, a single vote that decided whether or not obama care became a law or went down. they're kind of ono bomb ma ca
. something unprecedented has happened in the u.s. department of justice. when president obama was elected in 2008 and organized the department of justice in 2009, he created the most politicized part of justice we had at least since the nixon administration if not before hand. and this isn't just opinion. it's a sixpack. think about this for a second. the department of justice is an entity that is the signed to interpret and enforce the law. when president obama appointed the attorney general he appointed eric holder who had been the campaign chairman and anti-campaign bumbler a large dollar fundraiser for his election and for other senior fr spots at the department of justice also occupied by campaign bumbler's. that is unprecedented in american history. and during the last four years what you've seen in the department of justice is a centrally enforce the law in such a way as to where they go after the political opponents of the president and they lay off the political friends and supporters of the president. it's a centrally using the department of justice like the brick for this week
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